#RRSciFiMonth Waiting on Wednesday 11/14/18

Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Picks

Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray (April 18, 2019 by Del Rey)
Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston (March 5, 2019 by Disney Lucasfilm Press)

Celebration of Sci-Fi Month continues with a pair of Star Wars prequel-era novels I’m featuring today, both of which I’m really looking forward to reading. First up, it’s another Star Wars novel by Claudia Gray, yeaaaaaah! She has become a Star Wars canon powerhouse author in recent years with Lost Stars, Bloodline, and Leia: Princess of Alderaan, and early next year she’s coming out with a book about Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi. E.K. Johnston has been making her name as a Star Wars author too, with 2016’s young-adult novel Ahsoka, and pretty soon she’ll have another YA novel out about Padmé Amidala and her transition from queen to senator.


Star Wars: Master & Apprentice
“A new Star Wars novel, taking place before the events of The Phantom Menace, featuring legacy characters Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi.”

Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow
“When Padmé Naberrie, “Queen Amidala” of Naboo, steps down from her position, she is asked by the newly-elected queen to become Naboo’s representative in the Galactic Senate. Padmé is unsure about taking on the new role, but cannot turn down the request to serve her people. Together with her most loyal handmaidens, Padmé must figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of politics and forge a new identity beyond the queen’s shadow.”

31 Comments on “#RRSciFiMonth Waiting on Wednesday 11/14/18”

  1. As much as I liked the original trilogy I’ve never started reading the books. There are just too many of them and my bookshelves are over-stuffed as it is! Hope you enjoy the new additions!


          • Claudia Gray has written other YA, but I haven’t read all of them, so I don’t know. The one non-SW book I’ve read by her didn’t contain explicit sex, just the typical YA romance. AFAIK she has written no explicit sex scenes in any of her Star Wars novels (and I have read them all) because I definitely would have noticed if she had, lol. I remember taking issue with Daniel Jose Older’s use of words like “ass” in his Solo novel (not only because it’s crass, but it also just feels out of place in the SW universe) and if Gray had thrown in explicit sex I would have thrown a fit!

            And Claudia Black is someone else, a actress/voice actor known for Farscape and voicing some supremely sexy bombshell video game characters. Maybe a case of mistaken identity? 😀

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          • No, it was definitely with the Gray. I simply couldn’t remember which color the name was.
            If I cared enough, I’d go digging, but I don’t.

            It could be I read more into the reviews than the reviewer intended. I’ve done that many times :-/


          • Hmm, it’s possible that with Star Wars, some readers are much more sensitive to stuff like sex, especially for a book aimed at YA, like in the case of her book Lost Stars. That one was a love story, and there was definitely a lot of flirting/kissing. However, there were no blatant sexual acts because I would have remembered, but maybe reviewers were concerned about “implied sex”? (like how some movies/books use the classic fade-out device, or the next morning scene showing a character leaving their lover’s home) There might or might not have been a scene like that, but if there had been, it must have been so minor and innocent that I’ve forgotten. So you could be remembering right, just a matter of perspective depending on the reviewer involved 😀

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  2. Yo Mogsy, ever read any SW books by a woman called Karen Travis? She also did the Gears of War series which I love. I havent read any SW novels yet unfortunately. But these do sound interesting.


    • I LOVE THAT BOOK! When I first set out to read all the Star Wars novels in the new canon, I only set my sights on the adult releases, and only reluctantly picked up Lost Stars (since it’s YA) because of the incredible early response it’d gotten. I’m so glad I did. At this point, I’ll pick up anything Gray writes for Star Wars. She’s far and above the best out of the new crop of authors they’ve tapped for the franchise.

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      • This is what my husband has said he has heard as well, that all her SW books are highly rated. He also is like, well, it’s YA but! Lol. I’m hoping this one wins our poll for next book. Maybe I can rig it. Lol


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